Monday, August 15, 2005
Emo #5 Superman
Emo #4 couldn't make the trip down (wasn't feeling well) and Emo#2 is my mother. Here we jump ahead to Emo 5's shot of Superman. Working on dark blue paper is fun as the highlights done with whiteout really pop and you can make some nice, striking images. Oh and by the way, I don't know any of my aunt's names. For as long as I can remember, they have all been Emo# whatever all my life.
When I was a kid and young teenager living in St. Louis, our family would drive out to LA for a month long visit. It was my first exposure to California and one of the Emo's I lived with had a house in Manhattan Beach which was within walking distance to a comic book store. Didn't have a thing back in STL when I was growing up so it was a magical place for me. Strangely enough, it was at this store when I bough my first copy of Daredevil done by Frank Miller. I think he was 7 or 8 issues into the run and I had bought an issue near the middle of his run for dirt cheap because it was without a cover and I was a cheap bastard and wanted to get as many comics as I could with the little money I had with me.
Needless to say, the very next day, I ran back and bought up every back issue possible, all at cover price. His work hadn't taken off yet but that first issue I got really bowled me over with it's art and storytelling. I knew it was special even back then when I was just a kid.
Here's a closer look at the Superman sketch.